Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Morocco

The Morocco’s National Telecommunications Agency, ANRT (Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications) published in 2013 the survey “Annual ICT Indicators Collection Survey Households and Individuals 2012” available here. The target population was people from 12 to 65 years old living in rural or urban areas with electrification. According to the ONEE (l’Office National de l’Electricité), 97.7% of households in the rural environment have electrification.

The survey shows that fixed line telephony penetration in 2012 was 31%, computer penetration was 43% and internet penetration was 39%. Nevertheless the market penetration of mobile phones reached 92% in 2012: 96% in urban areas and 85% in rural areas. Smartphones had a grow of 30%. The next chart shows the penetration of the studied ICT services.

ICT % penetration

The most popular way to access Internet is 3G.

Internet access

Mobile phones (not smartphones) have the highest penetration level, even in rural areas. Mobile phones are the equipment with the smallest difference in penetration between urban and rural environments.

Computer penetration

Urban computer penetration

Rural computer penetration

Internet penetration in households

Urban internet penetration

Rural internet penetrationMobile phone penetration

Urban mobile penetrationRural mobile penetration

Smartphone penetration

Urban smartphone penetration

Rural smartphone penetration

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